NMB Drought

Nelson Mandela Bay is currently experiencing a severe drought, with our main storage dams supplying the Metro at the lowest levels recorded in recorded history.

Capacity has dropped alarmingly, and we all need to save water NOW to prevent our taps from running dry. 

With no clear indication of rain in the near future, it is estimated that various areas in Nelson Mandela Bay will run dry when the water levels drop too low to allow us to extract water from our dams

If consumption is not cut to 250 megaliters per day, areas such as KwaNobuhle and St. Albans will be without water as soon as July!  

Other areas will soon follow in August and September.

Below are the estimated dates, with an indication of the areas that will be impacted when our dams run dry as per the Drought Status report.


Water - weather outlook March - July 2021


Please click on the image below to view the full presentation of the current status of our water resources and the interventions that the municipality is taking.

NMBM drought status and interventions

How to save water and use only 50 l per person per day


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